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Clean and green litter machine will cut carbon emissions

June 18, 2014 - 4:20am
The University of Queensland's new outdoor cleaning solution, the 'Glutton', is a dust-, noise- and exhaust-free litter vacuum that will reduce the University's carbon emissions by approximately four tonnes each year.

YouTube to launch music service amid indie dispute

June 18, 2014 - 3:11am
YouTube will launch a new subscription music service, the company acknowledged Tuesday after being dragged into a public dispute over royalties that will result in the blockade of some independent artists' music videos.

Brain imaging shows enhanced executive brain function in people with musical training

June 17, 2014 - 7:10pm
A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive functioning in both children and adults, report researchers. The study uses functional MRI of brain areas associated with executive function, adjusting for socioeconomic factors.

New optical sensors swell when exposed to target gas

June 17, 2014 - 10:19am
Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion range. Optical sensors are ideal for detecting trace gas concentrations due to their high signal-to-noise ratio, compact, lightweight nature, and immunity to electromagnetic interference.

VIDEO: Flood victim: Put money where mouth is

June 17, 2014 - 3:23am
A resident whose home was flooded this winter says the government must listen to a report that says the government got its funding priorities wrong on river maintenance

A noisy world: Crabs can hear

June 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
(Northeastern University) Northeastern researchers are the first to show that marine crabs are capable of hearing and that their auditory ability plays an important role in their response to fish predators. In a new paper published Tuesday in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Hughes and her team show that sound plays at least as much of a role in mud crabs' reaction to fish behavior as other widely studied cues -- and possibly more.

Hearing protein required to convert sound into brain signals

June 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
(European Molecular Biology Organization) A specific protein found in the bridge-like structures that make up part of the auditory machinery of the inner ear is essential for hearing. The absence of this protein or impairment of the gene that codes for this protein leads to profound deafness in mice and humans, respectively, reports a team of researchers in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine.

Swell new sensors

June 16, 2014 - 10:00pm
(American Institute of Physics) Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion range. Optical sensors are ideal for detecting trace gas concentrations due to their high signal-to-noise ratio, compact, lightweight nature and immunity to electromagnetic interference.

NASA sees Tropical Storm Nanauk's soaking swan song

June 13, 2014 - 3:20pm
Tropical Storm Nanauk was dissipating in the Arabian Sea on Friday, June 13 as it ran into increasing vertical wind shear, dry air moving into the tropical cyclone and cooler sea surface temperatures. NASA's TRMM satellite observed the soaking rains the day before that marked Nanauk's "swan song."

Bloodhound unveils '1,000mph office'

June 12, 2014 - 11:54pm
The cockpit is fitted out for the British Bloodhound supersonic car, which will try to break the World Land Speed Record next year.

Buy lunch, pay with your hand: Vein scanning technique

June 12, 2014 - 10:04am
Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student in Sweden has made it happen -- making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members

June 12, 2014 - 5:50am
Amazon is launching a music streaming service for its Prime members, adding yet another freebie to its popular free-shipping plan ahead of the expected unveiling of its first smartphone next week.

Amazon set to launch streaming music service

June 11, 2014 - 3:46pm
US online giant Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service as early as this week, the New York Times reported Wednesday.

Manipulating and detecting ultrahigh frequency sound waves

June 11, 2014 - 3:22pm
An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated a technique for producing, detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale.

Manipulating and detecting ultrahigh frequency sound waves: 1,000 times higher resolution ultrasound images possible

June 11, 2014 - 3:10pm
Researchers have demonstrated a technique for detecting and controlling ultrahigh frequency sound waves at the nanometer scale. This represents an advance towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds.

Human language's deep origins appear to have come directly from birds, primates

June 11, 2014 - 8:22am
Human language builds on birdsong and speech forms of other primates, researchers hypothesize in new research. From birds, the researchers say, we derived the melodic part of our language, and from other primates, the pragmatic, content-carrying parts of speech. Sometime within the last 100,000 years, those capacities fused into roughly the form of human language that we know today.

New paper amplifies hypothesis on human language's deep origins

June 10, 2014 - 10:00pm
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) New paper amplifies hypothesis that human language builds on birdsong and speech forms of other primates.

Music, fitness, and 'Internet of Things' likely at Apple's WWDC

June 10, 2014 - 2:31pm

A week ahead of Apple’s highly anticipated WWDC, the tech world predicts Apple will make major moves in music apps, fitness services, and the Internet of Things.

Sopcawind, a multidisciplinary tool for designing wind farms

June 10, 2014 - 8:18am
The SOPCAWIND tool is a piece of software that facilitates the design of wind farms, bearing in mind not only the aspects of energy productivity but also the possible impact the wind farm may have on the environment, radars or other telecommunications systems in the vicinity. It also assesses acoustic noise, the effect of shadow on nearby housing, and applies criteria for heritage protection or clearance from transport networks and certain facilities.

Music Lessons Combat Poverty's Effect on the Brain

June 10, 2014 - 5:00am
Music lessons may help close the socioeconomic gap in reading ability

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